What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (3/2-3/8)

To help brighten Old Man Winter’s mood, Tenleytown has brought musical comedy, a dance party, and even cute little dogs – yes, dogs – to the neighborhood. Here’s our weekly rundown of what’s happening around town:

  • The quarterly meeting of the American University’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will take place on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Abramson Family Founders’ Room of the School of International Service. The CLC, which is comprised of university and community representatives, seeks to foster positive relations and to maintain regular communication between the university and its neighbors. Tonight’s agenda includes an update on the university’s construction projects, student conduct, and pedestrian safety at Ward Circle. The meeting is open to the public.
  • On Wednesday, March 4 learn about the District’s Age-Friendly D.C. Strategic Plan, what is happening now and beyond 2015 to make sure the plan is implemented, and how you can be involved. The information session will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library.
  • As part of the American University’s Exploring Social Justice Lecture Series, Deborah Drennan, Executive Director of Freedom House, will discuss the organization’s efforts to provide a temporary home for survivors of persecution seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. The discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center. Light refreshments will be served. While admission is free, please reserve your seat online at www.american.edu/library/esjRSVP.
  • Through March 13, the American University Museum will offer docent led tours of current exhibitions each Friday at 12:30 p.m. Learn about the current exhibitions and discuss your favorite works of art. The tours are free and open to the public. Visit american.edu/museum for more information.
  • Celebrate the full moon at lil omm yoga through JourneyDance™, a form of release and renewal that connects dancers to their inner fire, feel the strength of your bodies and dance your heart’s deeper expression. The Full Moon Dance Party will take place on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online.

  • Janney Elementary School presents Shrek the Musical, Jr. on Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 p.m. The musical, which features 110 4th and 5th grade students on stage and behind the scenes, tells the tale of Shrek the ogre who is a reluctant hero bent on saving a princess so he can reclaim his swamp – and some peace and quiet from the fairytale misfits who have sought refuge there. Tickets at $10 for adults, $5 for children and can be purchased online. Both performances take place at Alice Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Drive, NW.
  • On Saturday, March 7 at 11:00 a.m., the Chevy Chase Library will host a special program for kids about police dogs at the Second District Police Station, 3320 Idaho Avenue. Staff of the library will be on hand to read books and sing songs about canine dogs, a K9 Officer will introduce kids to a police dog, and McGruff the Crime Dog will make an appearance. After the program, stick around for a special pet adoption event from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Washington Humane Society, Lucky Dog, and Homeward Trails will have dogs and cats available for adoption with adoption applications on site. Local pet stores will demo pet products and talk about nutrition and exercise to keep your furry friends happy and healthy – and will be giving away samples.
  • Combining the principles of circus and yoga, prepare to learn to partner in circus tricks on Saturday, March 7 as part of lil omm yoga’s Circus Yoga Playshop for adults. Learn how to care for each other and amaze yourself in accessible and exciting partner acrobatics moves. The playshop begins at 2:30 p.m. and is just $5 to attend. Register online.
  • As part of the 23rd Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the Tenley-Friendship Library will showcase four short films for children ages 2 to 5 years on Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. The films, whose combined run time is just over a half hour, touch upon sharks and other marine life, ducklings in need of a helping hand, and the early years of Jane Goodall’s life – all in a humorous, kid friendly way.
  • Enter a deep meditative space during Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore on Sunday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at lil omm yoga. This two-hour practice will include yin postures, pranayama, meditation, and restorative poses. All levels are welcome to take part in the class, which costs $35 to attend.

And don’t forget these great weekly events:

  • Play a few friendly hands of bridge at the Iona Senior Services Bridge Group on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. New members are welcome, but as many of the foursomes have been playing together for years, you may want to recruit your own foursome to play a few rubbers. For more information, call 202-895-9448.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Friendship Heights is offering a weekly free yoga class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The classes are open to the public and all skill levels. Call 202-686-2210 or email fvalente@pcrm.org to sign up. Classes will be held at the PCRM offices at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400.
  • On Wednesdays, enjoy yoga in the galleries at the Katzen Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. Sessions will be led by a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Participants are asked to bring a mat. Free for museum members; $5 for non-members.
  • The AU Farmers Market continues even in the winter. Each Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Agora Farms and Upper Crust Bakery bring to the farmers market fresh vegetables, homemade breads, and desserts. The market is located in front of the Mary Graydon Building on the university campus.
  • Bring your little LEGO architects and builders to the Tenley-Friendship Library on Wednesdays to join the LEGO Construction Crew. Each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., the library will provide all the bricks a child’s imagination can handle. Ages 6 to 12 years welcome.
  • Test your knowledge with Trivia Wednesday at Public Tenley where teams compete for a chance at a $5,000 cash prize in the CSN Trivia Challenge. Trivia begins at 8:00 p.m., but arrive early to reserve a seat. (Read about Tenleytown, D.C.’s experience with Trivia Wednesday here.)
  • Join Paul’s Wine and Spirits on Friday evening for the weekly Friday Night Wine Tasting from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The complimentary tastings are set up to allow guests to arrive at any point during the event and are meant to be a fun, social, educational, and tasty experience. Paul’s is located at 5205 Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Start your weekend off with Family Story Time at the Tenley-Friendship Library. Enjoy songs, rhymes and good books on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome.
  • Coffee Nature, our neighborhood coffee shop, has a weekly live music and stand-up comedy show on Saturdays. Stop by between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and enjoy some entertainment with your weekend coffee, pastry, or lunch. Coffee Nature is located at 4224 Fessenden Street. You can read more about it in our review.


Know of an event in the neighborhood? Want to let others know, too? Send us an email at tenleytowndc@gmail.com.